even·​tide ˈē-vən-ˌtīd How to pronounce eventide (audio)
: the time of evening : evening

Example Sentences

eventide was their favorite time for enjoying a quiet respite in the backyard
Recent Examples on the Web Even though there’s no alcohol, these drinks, perhaps sipped with socially distanced friends in your eventide backyard, will buoy your spirits in an equally convivial way. Beth Segal, cleveland, 5 June 2020 East Bluff Trail at Devil's Lake State Park, perched along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, will blow your eventide expectations. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Travel + Leisure, 12 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eventide was before the 12th century

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“Eventide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eventide. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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